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GALLERY ADAGIO

91 Glebe Point Road

Glebe NSW 2037

P (02) 9552 2833

F (02) 9571 1899

Opening Hours:

Tues - Sunday,

11am - 6pm.

Jason Steadman

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

Jason Steadman Image

 

As a relative late comer to the visual arts domain, I find myself in a unique position of having neither bias towards the future or the past. This enables me to delve into the current art movements as well as the giants of the past seven hundred years, allowing me to concoct a melting pot of styles that are incisive representations of my many diverse inner personalities. Through the study of esoteric subject matter combined with the cross pollinating of Western and Eastern religion covering areas of reincarnation that essentially deal with my personal philosophy; I arrived at my latest series of paintings and drawings. The content could almost be described almost as an oxymoron if words could channel a description of the visual language of my work.

 

If you were to go beneath the layers of paint and mixed media you would sense an abundance of different stages at work. There seems to be no equilibrium, for each painting is a law unto itself exposing the nuance of some more than others. They start off with perfection in mind but as they evolve their form gradually deteriorates. This could be construed as a metaphor for life especially the human condition and the expectations that travel with age and how we are expected to evolve in a righteous manner. Quite often we fail to reach that level of perfection and drop out of the race altogether.

 

Instinctively I have opted for a primal representation for it has been with us longer than modernity and I feel connected to it. We will always retain our attraction to the look and feel of primitivism almost as though we recognize something but can’t quite pinpoint the soul or the essence of its mystique and that can make us feel at odds with our interpretation or understanding rendered or unresolved.

 

EXHIBITION PROFILE

2000: Indigenous Gallery Te Whiti Park, New Zealand Group Show

2000: Bondi Spice Gallery, Sydney Australia Group Show

2001: Bondi Spice Gallery, Sydney Australia Group Show

2002: National Art School, Sydney Australia Group Show

2003: UTS Galleries Sydney “Non Ennui” Group Show

2003: Bondi Pavilion Sydney Australia “Outside Inside” Solo Show

2004: Blank Space Sydney “Lush” Group Show

2004: New Drawings: Satospace, Shibuya, Tokyo Japan Solo Show

2004: University Der Kunst Berlin Germany Solo Show

2005: Artist in Residence, Raumati Gallery, New Zealand

2006: Blank_Space Sydney "Before and After Science" Solo Show